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IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament and New Testament (2 vols.)
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IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament and New Testament (2 vols.)

by 4 authors

IVP 1993–2000

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.
$59.99

Overview

To understand and apply the Bible well, you need two crucial sources of information. One is the Bible itself. The other is an understanding of the cultural background of the passage you’re reading.

Only with the background can you grasp the author’s original concerns and purposes. This unique commentary provides, in verse-by-verse format, the crucial cultural background you need for responsible—and richer—Bible study.

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Key Features

  • Glossary of cultural terms and important historical figures
  • Introductory essays about cultural background information for each book of the Bible
  • Includes maps and charts of important historical resources
  • Expanded explanations of significant background issues

Product Details

  • Title: IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament and New Testament (2 vols.)
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 1,674
  • Resource Type: Commentary
  • Topic: Bible Backgrounds

Individual Titles

IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The narratives, genealogies, laws, poetry, proverbs, and prophecies of the Old Testament are deeply rooted in history. Archaeologists, historians, and social scientists have greatly advanced our knowledge of the ancient world of the Bible. When we illuminate the stories of Abraham or David, the imagery of the Psalms or Proverbs, or the prophecies of Isaiah or Jeremiah with this backlight of culture and history, these texts spring to new life.

The unique commentary joins The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament in providing historical, social and cultural background for each passage of the Old Testament. From Genesis through Malachi, this single volume gathers and condenses an abundance of specialized knowledge—making it available and accessible to ordinary readers of the Old Testament.

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament will enrich your experience of the Old Testament—and your teaching and preaching from Scripture—in a way that no other commentary can do.

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament is a treasure of information crucial to enriching your understanding of the Bible.

—Tremper Longman III, Westmont College

John H. Walton received his PhD from Hebrew Union College and is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Previously he was Professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.

Victor H. Matthews is Dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and Professor of Religious Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

Mark W. Chavalasis Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

To understand and apply the Bible well, you need two crucial sources of information. One is the Bible itself. The other is an understanding of the cultural background of the passage you’re reading.

Only with the background can you grasp the author’s original concerns and purposes. This unique commentary provides, in verse-by-verse format, the crucial cultural background you need for responsible—and richer—Bible study.

Based on ten years of in-depth study, this accessible and bestselling commentary is valuable for pastors in sermon preparation, for Sunday-school and other church teachers as they build lessons, for missionaries concerned not to import their own cultural biases into the Bible, for college and seminary students in classroom assignments, and for everyday Bible readers seeking to deepen and enhance their study of Scripture.

A rich and lucid resource for understanding God's Word. This work is presented in a way that serves the needs of pastors in their sermon preparation, as well as lay members in personal Bible studies.

—Charles Blake, Presiding Bishop of Church of God in Christ

Craig S. Keener received his PhD from Duke University and is professor of New Testament at Palmer Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.